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Friday, March 27, 2015

Terriers win season title

Sports: The Terriers, as they are nicknamed, who list only four seniors on their roster, won their first Northeast Conferene title since the winter of 2003. They were able to rest their standout players a little bit for the league tournament which determines who gets that automatic bid into the NCAA tourney. Comment.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

RED BULLS BEAT DC

Sports: HARRISON, N.J. (AP) _ Bradley Wright-Phillips scored a goal and set up another as the New York Red Bulls defeated D.C. United 2-0 on Sunday in a home opener that was marked by disgruntled fans chanting support for former coach Mike Petke who was fired after last season. Comment.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WI appoints Phil Simmons as head coach

Sports: Former West Indies and Trinidad Tobago cricketer Phil Simmons, 51 years old, has received a three-year contract from the West Indies Cricket Board as head coach. He played 26 Test matches and 143 One-Day Internationals, between 1987 and 1998. He also coached ICC Associate Team Ireland. Simmons said, “West Indies have tremendous history and prestige in the game and I am honored to have been given this opportunity to be head coach.” Comment.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Greatest one-day cricketer

Caribbean: Sir Vivian Richards has been crowned the greatest one-day cricketer ever by a jury of 50 eminent players, commentators and writers assembled by the Cricket Monthly recently. Comment.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wings takes title

Sports: When it comes to basketball champions in the public schools, people talk about Boys & Girls, Lincoln from Brooklyn, or Cardozo from Queens. Now a new champion emerged to the top. It was Wings Academy, located in the East Bronx. Comment.

Friday, March 20, 2015

NYC FC WINS HOME DEBUT

Sports: NEW YORK (AP) _ David Villa had a goal and an assist to help New York City FC beat 10-man New England 2-0 on Sunday in its home debut at Yankee Stadium. Comment.

WI needs a fresh start

Caribbean: St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony says that all the players who quit the tour of India in October last year should have been fired. “For my part, I would have started with a new fresh team,” said Anthony who was speaking at the CARICOM Leaders Lecture series hosted on the St. Augustine, Trinidad campus of the University of the West Indies recently. Comment.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cricket World Cup Quarter Finals all set

Sports: Sri Lanka will play against South Africa, India against Bangladesh, Australia against Pakistan and New Zealand against the West Indies. New Zealand came out on top in Pool A with Australia second. India came out on top in Pool B with South Africa second while West Indies ended in fourth place in pool B. Comment.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cosmos to play Cuban squad

Sports: HAVANA (AP) _ The New York Cosmos will face off against Cuba’s national team in June, an official said Tuesday, making it the first professional U.S. soccer club to play on the island in 37 years. Comment.

Windies missing mystery spinner

Caribbean: Clive Lloyd speaking in Perth, Australia said: “Sunil Narine is one of the best One-day bowlers in the world and with him not here he is sorely missed. Look at the scores we have been posting, 300 runs pretty consistently. If he was here, people won’t be able to chase that down. We miss him, we miss his wicket-taking ability and his economy rate. All these are reasons why we miss Sunil but he is not here so we have to do without him.” Comment.

Friday, March 13, 2015

TERRIERS GO TO NIT

Sports: What a year for the Terrier basketball team at St. Francis College of Brookyn. At the beginning of the season their eyes were set on going all the way and earning an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. And they almost did it but fell four points short of the miracle. Comment.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dave Cameron re-elected WICB president

Sports: Dave Cameron was re-elected president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for a second term, eight to four, by the panel. Vice President Emmanuel Nathan also was re-elected. The WICB Annual general meeting was held at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica on March 7. Comment.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jamaican teen wins Pan-Am Fencing Champs

Jamaica: Jamaicans can claim another victory. Their 15-year-old, Tia Simms-Lymn snatched the gold at the Cadet Junior Pan-American Fencing Championships in Toronto, Canada and is now the first of her gender from the island to be crowned a Pan-American champion. Comments (1).

Saturday, March 7, 2015

‘Gayle’ force fastest score

Caribbean: West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle smashed the highest ever score in a World Cup and the fastest ever double-century in one-day internationals, as West Indies powered their way to 372 for two against Zimbabwe in their third Group B in Australia last week. Comment.

Friday, March 6, 2015

MLS KICK OFF

Sports: The two local teams kick off the 20th MLS season on Sunday, March 8, and area fans, who are waiting with much anticipation to what the local soccer scene will look like, will have some idea come Sunday as to what’s in store for them this season. If all goes well, there should be some exciting times ahead, because for the first time there are two MLS teams in the New York/New Jersey area, which bodes well for an intense, Hudson River rivalry. Comment.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AB de Villiers scores record 162 not out

Caribbean: South Africa scored 408 runs for five wickets off their 50 overs at the Sydney cricket ground in Australia against the West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup. South Africa’s captain AB de Villiers slammed a record 162 runs not out from 66 balls with 17 fours and eight sixes. Other useful scores came from Fdu Plessis 66 runs from 70 balls, Hamish Amla 65 from 88 balls and RR Rossouw 61 from 39 balls. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

WINDIES CELEBRATE

Sports: Some excellent all around performances from Andre Russell, who bagged three wickets for 33 runs from eight overs and scored 42 runs from 13 balls which included three fours and four sixes. West Indies scored 310 runs for six wickets off 50 overs after they were sent in to bat. Comment.

The British are coming!

Sports: The British are coming! That’s a familiar cry that has been part of American history. In fact, the Brits have always been coming and never really stopped: there were the Pilgrims, the Beatles, then droves of soccer administrators and players, and now here comes Sky Sports. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Williams tops Lions’ scorers

Sports: Sophomore Keith Williams is one of the key holdovers from last year’s Bishop Loughlin’s basketball team that competes in the Diocese of Brooklyn division of the Catholic High Schools Athletic Association. Last year, the Lions just fell short of winning the Intersectional title, and advancing into the State tournament. They lost to a better Christ The King squad in the finals. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Windies self-inflicting blow

Caribbean: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has described as “a self-inflicting” blow, the decision by the Clive Lloyd led selection panel to omit Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the region’s side for Cricket World Cup 2015 currently underway in Australia and New Zealand. Comment.

Windies self-inflicting blow

Caribbean: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has described as “a self-inflicting” blow, the decision by the Clive Lloyd led selection panel to omit Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the region’s side for Cricket World Cup 2015 currently underway in Australia and New Zealand. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

RED BULLS GEAR UP

Sports: The New York Red Bulls are in Bradenton (Fl.) readying for the upcoming season with new coach Jesse Marsh, his staff and several new trialists. According to news from the club, among the new faces in the hunt for a roster spot is a very familiar one in Jamaican international and former Red Bull, Dane Richards. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Simmons to ‘bat’ in court

Caribbean: West Indies opening One-Day batsman Lendl Simmons is now faced with a legal battle after he was sued for allegedly sharing intimate photographs of a woman with whom he was involved in a brief romantic relationship. Comment.

All-star a success

Sports: Basketball on a different caliber and set up recently came to New York City during all-star weekend, culminating with the National Basketball Association all-star game, hosted by Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks, on Sunday night. Basketball buffs were also treated to two previous days festivities, hosted by Barclays Center in Brooklyn home of the Brooklyn Nets. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

WICB elections set for March 7

Sports: The West Indies Cricket Board (WIBC) will have its elections on March 7, 2015. President of the WICB Whycliffe Dave Cameron will be running for re-election and his running mate is Emmanuel Nathan. Former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner will be challenging Cameron for the position. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

AFRICAN CHAMPION

Sports: It is said that the elephant has exceptional memory, and The Elephants of the Ivory Coast reminded us of this last Sunday in Equatorial Guinea. After winning their last African Nations Cup title against the Black Stars of Ghana 23 years ago, The Elephants conjured the old memory and beat Ghana’s Black Stars again on penalties, this time 9-8, to win the 2015 African Nations Cup Championship, their first since 1992. Comment.

Vaughn College romps easily

Sports: Basketball is a sport followed by all types of athletes whether they be by the young or old. The fans, competitors, and/or the staff personnel whether they reside in the met tri- state area or in various parts of the United States, Caribbean, Canada or even overseas compete in this activity in it on some level. Comment.

Narine opts out

Caribbean: West Indies mystery-off spinner Sunil Narine has opted out of the upcoming World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Benn’s selection a bad choice

Sports: Left-arm spinner, Sulieman Benn should never have been selected for the World Cup in Australia starting this February, instead Jermaine Blackwood should have been in the squad to enhance the batting. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Calls to make former Vincy netballer sports ambassador

St Vincent: When St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves announced the 2014 Sports Ambassadors, during the country’s independence anniversary military parade last October, many nationals in the Diaspora expressed consternation that arguably one of the better, if not the best, netballers in the nation’s history was omitted. Comment.

AGUDELO RETURNS TO MLS

Sports: After one year in the wilderness, U.S. national team forward and New Jersey native, Juan Agudelo, is returning to his old team the New England Revolution in MLS. The forward left the Revs after the 2013 season for chance to play in the English Premier League, which turned out to be futile. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Garden to host star attraction

People: The last time a basketball all-star game was held at Madison Square Garden was in 1998 when capacity crowds turned out to watch the likes of Kevin Garnett and Michael Jordan. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

MEXICO, USA PREVAIL

Caribbean: Last Saturday, Jan. 24, was a crucial date in the CONCACAF Under-20 men’s soccer tournament in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Group A winner Mexico came up against Group B winner Panama in the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 championship, while the USA was in a must-win battle against El Salvador for a berth in the FIFA Under-20 Men’s World Cup slated for New Zealand next summer. Mexico and the USA prevailed. Comment.

Dacres seeks County final

Sports: Malik Dacres, a senior at Lawrence High School, is thinking about attending Monroe College in Westchester County, because, as he puts it ‘it has a good program.” He also recently said that if he goes there it will be for four years come this fall. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Trinidad & Tobago wins Nagico Super 50 Final

Sports: Hard-hitting batsman Jason Mohammed slammed a swashbuckling 117 runs from 132 balls with 11 fours and six sixes for Trinidad & Tobago against Guyana in the Nagico Super 50 final. Trinidad scored 200 for 8 wickets in their 50 overs. Comment.